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Young Griffo
Global ID10698
sexmale
birthdate 1869-04-15
death date 1927-12-07 (58)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
reach68″   /   173cm
aliasAustralian Will O The Wisp
country Australia
residenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
birth placeMillers Point, New South Wales, Australia
birth nameAlbert Griffiths
won 68 (KO 33) + lost 11 (KO 4) + drawn 38 = 148
rounds boxed 1223
Newspaper Decisions won 50 : lost 1 : drawn 30
rounds boxed 338
Total Bouts 229 KO% 14.41
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1904-02-10Tommy White37-8-31
Twenty-second Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALKO16
1904-01-30Martin Judge22-22-17
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
The Chicago Tribune lists Griffo's opponent as Martin Judge, not Harry Griffin - Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1904.
1903-12-26George Memsic5-1-4
Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS66
Exact date unknown. No mention of this fight could be found in either Baltimore Sun or Baltimore American of December 1903.
1902-12-23Jack Kid Bain2-6-1
Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO920
1902-09-29Joe Tipman22-2-5
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO520
referee: Edward Chamberlain
1902-08-22Joe Bernstein18-16-25
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS2020
1902-07-25Tommy Daly3-3-5
Acton's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS2020
1901-12-16Jim Popp6-4-6
American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1901-11-25Kid Ashe10-4-8
Phoenix A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1901-11-11Ole Olsen32-11-17
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1900-07-10Joe Gans82-6-11
Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USALTKO825
time: 1:38 | referee: Johnny White
Griffo was down in the 1st round, and twice in the 7th.
1900-05-11Jack Lewis10-9-12
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1900-01-09Charley 'Young' Kenney6-2-0
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
They were to fight at 133 pounds, but Kenny was at least 15 pounds overweight. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
1900-01-06Jack Lewis10-6-11
Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
Reported to have occurred Jan. 6. National Police Gazette, Jan. 27, 1900 issue. Sometimes reported by others as occurring Jan. 9.
Jan. 6 confirmed by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

1898-04-27Joseph K. Devitt
Sacramento, California, USAWKO2020
Devitt pretended to be Charles (Bull) McCarthy (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1898-05-01). He died from injuries that occurred in this bout. The real McCarthy continued to fight in Philadelphia at least until June 1902.
1898-03-26Young Peter Jackson14-1-4
Red Bluff, California, USAWDQ412
1898-02-03Frank McConnell2-0-0
Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1515
referee: Phil Wand
1898-01-11Billy Lewis1-1-0
Vallejo, California, USAWPTS1010
1897-12-26Billy Starr
San Francisco, California, USAWTKO410
Griffo fought Billy Starr, not Young Starr of Philadelphia.
1897-11-18Tom Tracey15-10-4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USANCNC18
referee: George Siler
Griffo and Tracey had boxed for about one minute, when Griffo suddenly threw up his arms, sprang to the ropes and started making a speech. He claimed the taxi he was in collided with a streetcar and he was bruised so bad he could not continue. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
St. Louis Republic's reporter thought Griffo was drunk (from seeing him in the ring and from post-fight interview with him), and didn't notice any injuries from the previous night's accident.

1897-10-23Frank Garrard5-3-2
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1897-09-27Wilmington Jack Daly28-1-12
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Referee
1897-09-21Joe Gans46-3-8
Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1515
1897-09-07Charlie McKeever21-3-2
Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1515
1897-08-07Horace Leeds3-3-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS44
Leeds outpointed Griffo in the four-round bout. Philadelphia Inquirer
1897-07-12Owen Ziegler21-7-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Griffo won the newspaper decision.
1897-06-28Martin Judge14-7-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Judge substituted for Kid Lavigne, who was too indisposed to box.
1897-06-21Tommy Ryan1-3-0
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO36
1896-07-21Joe Powers
New York, New York, USADPTS44
1896-07-18Billy Ernst13-5-4
Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1212
1896-07-10Jack Everhardt11-2-6
Empire AC,Lyceum Theatre, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Charles Brooks
(Billed: World 135 lbs title)
The New York Times July 11, 1896

1896-06-06Billy Ernst13-5-3
Unique Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
1896-06-01Sam Tonkins3-4-0
South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: John P. Eckhardt
1896-05-25Jack Everhardt11-2-5
Empire Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS66
Per agreement, the decision would be a draw if both were still on their feet at the end of the bout, which did not sit well with the crowd. The Los Angeles Times
1896-04-13Charlie McKeever17-2-2
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USALPTS2020
referee: Tim Hurst
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1895-12-20Frank Erne15-0-7
Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS44
"The management disappointed the people by cutting the contest down to four rounds, and the principals completed the dissatisfaction by faking miserably. Erne was no match for Griffo, who tapped him lightly on the head, slapped him on the sides with open gloves, and played the buffoon generally." New York Sun
1895-11-18Joe Gans27-2-6
Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
referee: George Mantz
Pre-arranged draw if lasting full distance.
1895-11-13Jack Hanley3-8-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
The Referee
1895-11-07Jack Randall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS44
The Referee
1895-10-28George Dixon39-2-17
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1895-10-12George (Kid) Lavigne26-0-7
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Tim Hurst
Billed as for American 133lb title (Lightweight)
1895-10-01Billy (Shadow) Maber11-8-3
Coney Island, New York, USAWKO?
(Date uncertain)
1895-05-04Charley Barnett0-0-2
New York, New York, USAWKO46
1895-04-11George Reynolds7-7-1
Leland Opera House, Albany, New York, USAWNWS66
No-decision bout.
1895-03-30Eddie Curry2-0-1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS44
The Referee
1895-03-26Joe Harmon3-3-1
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1895-03-23Jerome Quigley3-0-2
Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
Washington Post
1895-03-20Jack Hanley3-8-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Washington Post ruled it a draw.
1895-03-16Charles Bull McCarthy6-7-4
Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
referee: Jimmy McHale
Philadelphia Inquirer.
1895-03-08Jimmy Dime23-1-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
1895-03-04Horace Leeds2-1-0
Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USAWPTS1212
1895-02-23Jerome Quigley3-0-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
1895-01-19George Dixon35-2-16
Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USADPTS2525
referee: Tim Hurst
1894-12-08Jack Hanley3-6-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
1894-11-29Kentucky Rosebud17-3-10
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
1894-11-24Charles Bull McCarthy6-7-3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
1894-09-17Eddie Loeber4-2-2
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO14
time: 2:36 | referee: Dominick McCaffrey
1894-09-03Alf Tompkins
Coney Island, New York, USALPTS1515
1894-08-27Jack McAuliffe23-0-8
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Maxwell E Moore
1894-08-04Walter Campbell3-3-5
Coney Island, New York, USANCND1010
1894-06-29George Dixon33-2-14
Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS2020
1894-05-07Torpedo Billy Murphy71-26-10
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1894-04-23Johnny Griffin5-3-2
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
1894-03-17Ike Weir24-1-8
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADTD38
referee: George Siler
1894-03-07Ed McCabe
New York, New York, USAWPTS33
1894-02-10George (Kid) Lavigne20-0-5
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
referee: George Siler
1894-01-23Johnny Van Heest40-3-5
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1894-01-03Solly Smith15-3-3
Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66x2
1893-12-28Al Jansen
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1893-12-20Reg (Kid) Agnew
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1893-12-18Tommy White7-3-5
McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1893-11-13Young Scotty
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS66x2
Newspaper decision from Chicago Tribune and Daily Inter Ocean.
These were six 2-minute rounds according to Daily Inter Ocean.

1893-03-07Maurice (Dummy) Winters7-4-0
Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS44
1893-02-28Jerry Marshall13-8-8
Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ425
referee: Steve O'Donnell
Billed for World 130lb title
1892-12-20Jerry Marshall13-7-8
Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1225
Billed for World 130lb title
Police Intervened

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